Russian scientists have created nanoparticles for vaccines algae-based

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The scientists of far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok has developed nanoparticles immunostimulatory complexes based on cucumaria and sea algae to create anti-infective vaccines of new generation, according to the University.

As told Professor, Department of biochemistry, Microbiology and biotechnology of the School of natural Sciences FEFU Nina Sanina, tubular immunostimulating complexes safer than traditional vaccines.

«The special properties of TI-complexes attach biologically active compounds from marine hydrobionts. Thus, the glycolipid IN seaweed contains high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids which possess immunomodulatory properties. Ultra-low doses of substances from cucumaria stimulate cellular and humoral immunity,» said Sanin.

Research aimed at preventing dangerous diseases that are prevalent in the far East, for example, tick-borne encephalitis, and global infections: flu, etc. The results are published in the international scientific journal BioMed Research International.

Cucumaria is a genus of echinoderms from the class of sea cucumbers used as food, has a number of useful properties. On the territory of Russia lives in Primorye, on Sakhalin.